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Cilantro Jalapeño Hummus served with tortilla chips

Cilantro Jalapeno Hummus

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This copycat recipe of Trader Joe's Cilantro Jalapeño Hummus is a smooth and creamy blend of chickpeas, jalapeños, cilantro, tahini, lemon juice and garlic. Homemade hummus is so much better than anything you’d get at the store, and it also happens to be quick & easy to make!
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword Cilantro Jalapeno Hummus, jalapeño hummus
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Servings 6 servings
Calories 152
Author Kim Lee


  • 2-3 medium jalapeños seeded or unseeded depending on the amount of spice you like (I use 3 jalapeños that have most seeds removed and find that the hummus just has a little kick, it's not overly spicy.)
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 cup fresh cilantro leaves about 1 generous handful
  • 1 (15 oz) can chickpeas (garbanzo beans) drained and rinsed (RESERVE liquid)
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice about 1 lemon juiced
  • 3 tablespoons tahini
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon salt + more to taste as needed
  • 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup reserved liquid from canned chickpeas or use water


  • Add all ingredients to the bowl of food processor, except for the reserved liquid or water. Process until very smooth, about 2 minutes. Taste and adjust seasoning. If hummus is too dry and/or chunky, add about 1/4 cup liquid from the canned chickpeas or add water. Process again.
    Processing jalapeño hummus in a food processor.
  • Transfer hummus to a serving bowl and enjoy.
    Jalapeño hummus served with chips.


Cilantro hummus is a great make-ahead dip. It keeps well in the fridge in an airtight container for up to five days. You can even freeze hummus! It makes a healthy lunchbox treat. Simply put hummus into individual size storage containers and freeze. It will keep for up to six months in the freezer. It may separate slightly when thawed, but just give it a little stir and it will be fine. If you freeze a larger sized container, for best results, thaw it overnight in your fridge.


Serving: 0.25cup | Calories: 152kcal | Carbohydrates: 19.7g | Protein: 6.7g | Fat: 6.1g | Sodium: 478mg | Fiber: 5.9g | Sugar: 3.4g